Undocumented immigrant Rosa Lopez
December 27th, 2018

A 40-year-old Virginia woman ignored her deportation order and instead took shelter in a local church. “I am going to fight,” she declared. “I feel powerless. But I trust in God for a solution.” Continue reading

Jesus in a nativity cage
December 12th, 2018

A Massachusetts church created a Nativity scene featuring baby Jesus in a metal cage. The display is intended to raise awareness about immigration issues, but it’s also generated backlash from conservative circles. Continue reading

Immigrants coming to the U.S.
November 2nd, 2018

The Public Religion Research Institute’s ninth annual American Values Survey reveals that white evangelicals are the demographic most likely to view immigration and racial diversity as “threats” to American values. Why is that? Continue reading

Jorge Ramirez
July 9th, 2018

In the lead-up to the 2016 election, California minister Jorge Ramirez encouraged his daughter to vote for then-candidate Donald Trump. The only problem? Ramirez was living in the country illegally – a fact which came back to bite him when immigration agents caught on to his trail. Continue reading

Muslim Ban Thumbnail
June 28th, 2018

Although some faith groups oppose President Trump’s controversial travel ban, many heartily support it. Recent studies show that religious support for immigration is in the dumps, leading some to question whether churches are really acting in accordance with the tenets of their faith. Continue reading

A child and mother embracing at the border.
June 18th, 2018

A controversial new Trump administration policy calls for separating immigrant parents from their children if they try to cross the border. But when it comes to carrying out this brutal task, Attorney General Jeff Sessions truly believes God is on his side. Continue reading

Trump vs. MS-13
May 17th, 2018

President Trump drew swift condemnation across much of social media for his recent remarks about Hispanic gang members that illegally enter the United States. Responding to a question about a notoriously violent gang known as MS-13, he called them “animals.” Did his remarks cross a line? Continue reading

A fetus in the womb
October 30th, 2017

It’s been 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to extend a woman’s right to privacy to include the decision to have an abortion. However, the issue only seems to have become more divisive over time. Every year since … Continue reading

Javier Flores
October 16th, 2017

Countless people report being “saved” by Christ each year, but one Philadelphia man took the opportunity quite literally. When a deportation order was issued in his name, Javier Flores sought refuge from ICE agents in a local church. The pastor … Continue reading

Pope Francis speaks with reporters on the papal plane.
September 14th, 2017

In the wake of the White House’s decision to end the DACA program, Pope Francis had a sharp message for Donald Trump. If the president is truly “pro-life”, said Francis, then he cannot allow the children of immigrants – known commonly as “Dreamers” – to be thrown out of the country. Continue reading